"It means a hell of a lot. It is a great honour and I am very proud," Rooney told reporters. "It is difficult at the minute to be over-pleased because of the result but in the grand scheme it is huge honour. It is not something I expected when I joined. As I said before, I am proud and I hope there is more to come.
"The players who have played for this club have been world class. I am proud to play for this club. To be all-time goalscorer is a huge honour."
Stoke had taken the lead through a Juan Mata own goal earlier in the match, only for Rooney to salvage a point for United with a free kick in stoppage time.